Bristol Cars will introduce an all-new hybrid supercar

Article by Christian A., on February 18, 2013

Bristol Cars is about to introduce an all-new hybrid supercar, maybe as early as the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July, accrding to Autocar. Bristol Cars is well-known for having built 67 years of ‘gentleman’s GTs’. This new car features a range-extended powertrain created by Bristol’s associate company Frazer-Nash.

The research firm is based in Surrey and is operated by Indian tech entrepreneur Kamal Siddiqi, who owns the rights to the Wankel rotary engine. It’s expected that the Bristol will distribute permanent electric drive to all four wheels, with a petrol engine (most likely a compact rotary) to power the generator for a bank of lithium ion batteries.

Sources from inside Frazer-Nash sources declined to discuss the layout and appearance of the car. It’s believed that the car will be styled by an outside consultant. In cooperation with design house Italdesign in 2009, Frazer-Nash presented the Namir range-extended supercar concept, which utilized its own-design system of separate motors for every wheel, aside from what Fraser-Nash engineers referred to as ‘digital differentials’ to set up torque intelligently.

This car used an 813cc Wankel engine that powers a generator to charge lithium ion batteries integrated in the chassis spine. Frazer-Nash hasn’t indicated when it is planning to start production for the Bristol. It would only confirm that it has solid intentions to make the car.

Topics: hybrid, supercar

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